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Director’s Council of Public Representatives (COPR)

NIH Public Bulletin – May 2012

Ulcerative Colitis Fact Sheet

Format: Fact Sheet
Institute: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)

Ulcerative colitis is a chronic disease that causes inflammation and sores in the inner lining of the large intestine, leading to abdominal discomfort and other symptoms. You can learn more in a fact sheet called Ulcerative Colitis that outlines the disease's symptoms, diagnostic procedures, and the risks and benefits of several treatment options.

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This page last reviewed on August 21, 2012

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